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Archive for September, 2014

Police seize more than 400 bags of heroin

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say they arrested two men after a search of their car turned up hundreds of bags of heroin.

According to a WPD spokeswoman, officers said they received a call about a person in the 1000 block of Queen Street selling drugs. Officers eventually located the suspect’s vehicle and did a traffic stop for expired tags.

During the investigation, police said they seized more than 400 bags of heroin.

Michael Pittman and Eric Morris were arrested. They are in the New Hanover County jail under $200,000 secured bond.

Pittman was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of heroin, and conspire to traffic opium, possession of drug paraphernalia, and heroin among others. Morris was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, conspire to traffic opium/heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia among others.


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POLICE: Man robbed at gunpoint, carjacked Sunday night

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department responded to someone being robbed at gunpoint and a report of a stolen car in the 1200 block of Dawson Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Police probe armed robbery at CVS

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Police are investigating a Sunday armed robbery at a Wilmington CVS Pharmacy

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Two people robbed, assaulted while trying to park downtown

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police responded to an armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said two people parked in the 500 block of Brunswick Street near 5th Avenue to go downtown. As they were parking, police said they were approached by two black males. One suspect was at the driver’s window and hit the first victim with a gun several times while demanding money.

Police said the other suspect stood by the passenger’s door during the robbery to keep it closed. He then demanded money and hit the other victim with a gun. The suspects got away with one of the victims’ wallet.

The victims left the area and went to the nearest hospital.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the police.


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Second suspect arrested in shooting that left 1 dead, 1 wounded

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

A second suspect has been arrested in an August 23rd fatal shooting that happened at the intersection of Sixth and Wright Streets in Wilmington.

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